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Director of People and Organisational Culture

University of Liverpool
Liverpool, England
Competitive for the role
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Specialist Area
Organisational Development
CIPD Membership
Non CIPD member

The University of Liverpool is a remarkable place, combining academic excellence with the attributes of our famous home maritime city: a spirit of creativity, originality, welcoming to all and committed to social responsibility. As we look towards our 150th anniversary in 2031, in 2023 we launched an ambitious strategy – Liverpool 2031 – to build on our distinctive strengths and characteristics, with the aim of developing the confidence and sustained excellence to break into the top-100 ranked universities in the world.

To help us achieve this, we are seeking a Director of People and Organisational Culture to lead our People and Culture Strategy, which forms a key part of the Liverpool 2031 strategy. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of People and Organisational Culture will lead on the development and delivery of a programme of work which will make the University an employer of choice globally, nationally and locally. This is a broad role heading up a directorate of 120 colleagues, encompassing strategic leadership around culture; employee engagement; equality, diversity and inclusion; and staff development, all working towards attracting and retaining the very best people to deliver our aspirations.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to fulfil this key role. You will demonstrate an ability to define and lead strategic people and culture change at levels of scale and complexity comparable to those at the University. You will be able to articulate a clear vision for a contemporary approach to people-oriented leadership in a complex organisation, combining excellent technical knowledge of relevant legislation and policies as they relate to people matters, with a forward-thinking approach to what an effective people function looks like in a world-class institution.  

The University have appointed global executive search firm Perrett Laver to support the appointment of the Director of People and Organisational Culture.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact Jaanvi Patel at or +44 (0)20 3928 7368.

For further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference 7200.

The closing date for applications is at 12:00 midnight BST on Sunday 21st April 2024.

Salary: Competitive for the role

Location: Liverpool, England

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